Congressman Ted Poe Statement On Federal Court Ruling On IRS Targeting Case

I issued the following statement on a federal judge’s decision to dismiss all charges in a lawsuit brought by True the Vote, a voter integrity non-profit organization that was aggressively targeted by the IRS.

American Citizens have a right to publicly disagree with government without the threat of being targeted by those in positions of power. The Judge’s ruling allows carte blanche for this type of politically motivated bullying by the IRS to continue.

When Congress returns, I will introduce the “First Amendment Protection Act” to provide a right of action to citizens who find themselves in the same situation as Catherine Engelbrecht and her organization True the Vote. I stand behind True the Vote in any further action they may take to fight this unjust ruling.

 

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